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silver-arrow
01-16-2008, 02:55 PM
From Germancarfans:

2007 was arguably one of the most controversial seasons in McLaren F1 history capped with no drivers championship, being thrown out of the constructors championship and a $100 million fine. Far from acceptable for engine partner Mercedes-Benz who are reported to be negotiating to take a majority stake in the British team, a deal that would likely signal the end of Ron Dennis as team boss.

According the German magazine Auto Motor Und Sport, Mercedes want to have more control over the British team to eradicate errors made during the drivers title run in and are not happy with the crisis management at the height of the spying scandal. Negotiations are reported to have been ongoing since October last year.

Does this mean we will hear the German national anthem when/if we see Lewis Hamilton or Heikki Kovalainen takes the chequered flag this year?

Cozz
01-17-2008, 04:29 AM
Reports started around December when McLaren lost the driver's title to ex-driver Kimi. Very odd indeed.

Been reading snippets on this and Merc may actually leave McLaren if they don't get controlling share.


Edit: Merc did not deny nor agree to the rumors that have been going around.

silver-arrow
01-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Reports started around December when McLaren lost the driver's title to ex-driver Kimi. Very odd indeed.

Been reading snippets on this and Merc may actually leave McLaren if they don't get controlling share.


Edit: Merc did not deny nor agree to the rumors that have been going around.

Mercedes wanted from the beginning to acquire the majority of Mclaren's shares but Ron Dennis wouldnt sell..Now maybe its the time after what happened in the past months. Mercedes owns 40% and Ron 15% so if mercedes buys Ron's shares then they automatically acquire the whole company...

Cozz
01-18-2008, 05:58 AM
Merc doesn't need to buy Ron's shares. They could buy 11% from the other two sources to have the major vote. The vote would go to drop Ron as team principle yet Ron would still have ownership but much more quietly. Like at home watching the races.:rolleyes:

silver-arrow
01-18-2008, 03:09 PM
Merc doesn't need to buy Ron's shares. They could buy 11% from the other two sources to have the major vote. The vote would go to drop Ron as team principle yet Ron would still have ownership but much more quietly. Like at home watching the races.:rolleyes:

Well after what happened Ron's shares are the easiest to overtake. Neither TAG nor the Arabs would sell their shares. Especially the Arabs who wanted last year to overtake mclaren themselves:P